On Friday April 16, 2010, Concordia University’s Senate adopted by an overwhelming majority the attached “Resolution on Open Access”, following a recommendation delivered to Senate by all four of the university’s Faculty Councils as well as its Council of the School of Graduate Studies.
SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) has just created a new webpage with resources to help institutions establish an Open Access Fund: http://www.arl.org/sparc/openaccess/funds/index.shtml
“An open-access fund is a pool of money set aside by an institution to support publication models that enable free, immediate, online distribution of, and access to, scholarly research.”
The resources include a pdf guide of practical information and recommendations for institutions in the creation and management of an Open Access Fund. The author of the guide, Greg Tananbaum, will also join a free webinar offered by SPARC on the topic:
Open-access funds: Design and implementation on campus
A SPARC Webcast
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
1:00 – 2:00PM EST
Registration is free, but required. RSVP by May 4 at http://www.arl.org/sparc/meetings/event_registration.shtml.
Part 2a: Managing Transformative Change: Campus Policy and Politics, or: So we’re not Harvard…
Wednesday April 14, 1:00-2:30pm, Rm 102, Murray Library
Program 2A will focus on campus mandate and policy issues, specifically the roles that libraries play in advocating for and supporting campus mandates and policies will be explored. Case studies discussing how libraries and academic institutions have prepared their communities to consider policy changes and how policy changes have transformed behaviours on these campuses will be presented. An overview of key considerations when entering into this type of discussion will also be addressed.
• Ada Emmett, Associate Librarian for Scholarly Communications, University of Kansas
• Lorraine Haricombe, Dean of Libraries, University of Kansas
• Marisa Ramirez, California Polytechnic State University
All are welcome!
Brought to you by the Learning and Development Committee, University of Saskatchewan Library. The Library has registered to the entire 8-part series. There will be approximately one part per month – so watch for upcoming webinars!
Here is a poster to advertise the event:Download file
For more information on this series see: http://www.arl.org/sc/institute/iscwebseries/index.shtml
Peter Suber has released another SOAN (SPARC Open Access Newsletter):
Suber always provides a useful “roundup” of recent open access related news. An article from the UofS’s student newspaper, The Sheaf, has made it into the roundup this time: